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post #171 of 433
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Originally Posted by appiah4 View Post

When you say it does 2200MHz, do you mean it does that perfectly without errors? Because at even 2075MHz I get sporadic and few errors.. 2050MHz is the highest I can go on my memory (with 975mV on the controller..)

I gave up on overclocking my Reference card, the gains in performance were not worth the extra noise at all. However, I could comfortably undervolt it by over 100mV (1140mV at highest state to 1025mV). Pushing the power level to +50% allowed me to stay at 1266MHz and below 87C all the time and I am ok with this. I'm just curious how everyone seem to get 2100MHz+ out of their RAM..

I only got the card 2 days now, I tested for stability with 3dmark fire strike.

What I meant with this is that the pc doesn’t crash to windows and I can’t see artifacts. I also played the Witcher and paragon without any problems.
Also the first card I could go 2225 without any trouble. And my current is more like 2175 ish.

But I will spend some more time testing now I know I can monitor the errors with Hwinfo. The first day I primality focused on Oc’ing the core..

By the way what is the max safe voltage for the memory?

I also agree that oc'ing doesn’t bring that much performance gain. And of the expense of a much more power usage isn’t worth it. Sound or heat isn’t an issue on my MSI card.
Edited by Hellie112 - 9/29/16 at 7:50am
post #172 of 433
Anybody running a RX480 needs to watch THIS VIDEO!

I run a GTX1080 now, but. This is more than impressive! From a RX480!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wstG14DmZVk
post #173 of 433
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Originally Posted by tps3443 View Post

Anybody running a RX480 needs to watch THIS VIDEO!

I run a GTX1080 now, but. This is more than impressive! From a RX480!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wstG14DmZVk
You mean as in already seen it, and confirms that doing a water cooling for mid range card is not worth it when it's final performance at 1460MHz in Firestrike doesn't even match a 2012MHz 1060 6GB (+175/+550MHz over reference) AIR cooled stock warranty valid $259.
Also shows how bad the GB card is stock and that 480s need a beefy 280x/290/390/Fury like cooler to perform well not this 270 like crap cooler.

There has been another comparison of 1400MHz 480 vs 2100MHz 1060 on air, again the 480 gets stomped as it does when both aren't OCed.

If you want a tiny card with waterblock, 1070 mini is the way to go. Or get EVGA 1060 SC and keep it air cooled.
Most cards clock like mad compared to poor air cooling when a custom full cover block is put on them, nothing impressive really.
post #174 of 433
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

You mean as in already seen it, and confirms that doing a water cooling for mid range card is not worth it when it's final performance at 1460MHz in Firestrike doesn't even match a 2012MHz 1060 6GB (+175/+550MHz over reference) AIR cooled stock warranty valid $259.
Also shows how bad the GB card is stock and that 480s need a beefy 280x/290/390/Fury like cooler to perform well not this 270 like crap cooler.

There has been another comparison of 1400MHz 480 vs 2100MHz 1060 on air, again the 480 gets stomped as it does when both aren't OCed.

If you want a tiny card with waterblock, 1070 mini is the way to go. Or get EVGA 1060 SC and keep it air cooled.
Most cards clock like mad compared to poor air cooling when a custom full cover block is put on them, nothing impressive really.

Water cooling alot of these video cards is not worth it.

I get a higher firestrike score with my FE GTX1080 on air, than alot of the guys who are running custom loops. I'm at a wall! 25,650 is my highest graphics score on air.

And the same goes for a GTX1070.

I own a RX480, a GTX1070, and a GTX1080 currently. So, I know from first hand experience.

What this video validates, is the lower power consumption of a RX480 once water cooled.

And, you can squeeze another 100+Mhz out of it. That offers more benefit than a water cooling my GTX1080!

I guess the biggest advantage, is they all run cooler.

And the gtx1060, is gimped terribly in alot of applications other than gaming. So, yea maybe it's 13% faster in games at some resolutions. But, when it comes to overall performance. They are really a tie.

You can take a rx480 and a gtx1060. And there both going to perform roughly the same in gaming. The RX480 is a fantastic card! You get great gaming performance, if you bought one of the $199 4GB models, that would flash to a 8GB. That is a fantastic deal!

Do not talk junk about a RX480, there fantastic cards! And they are providing outstanding 1440P performance in a affordable package!

This is the whole sport in being a PC enthusiast!
Edited by tps3443 - 9/29/16 at 1:38pm
post #175 of 433
I have a bit higher standards. For me a 1440p proper card is 1070/980Ti/FuryX, certainly not 480 or 1060.
What apps are "gimped terribly" on 1060? I have no problems with MadVR or rendering via OpenCL etc.

The reference cards almost didn't make it to Europe in any decent quantity let alone the very rare 4GB versions, I couldn't hunt down one for 2 months from any shop or distributor. The custom models that launched later are the only available at any reasonable quantity. Of course in US you get crap load of more options and 25%+ cheaper.

I don't call this a tie:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Add to that the power, temperatures and noise... AMD loses from my POV. It would have been a hot seller for $239 YES, except that no one sells 480s even reference ones for $239 in Europe especially not custom designs which usually retail $280+ and more in the $290+ range really.

The 4xx are great, as long as you already have a FreeSync monitor, can find one being sold cheap and don't mind the extra power/heat/noise. Or, you want to mine and don't want to run Linux.
post #176 of 433
The RX480 is not up to par in that overclocking comparison. And the gtx1060 is indeed faster, but like I said before, it is only about 10-12%
And once dx12 titles come in to play, they kinda even out. Nvidia was smarter and used amd's smart DX12 optimization against them. There are clearly a lot more DX11 titles out right now. And in the race 90% of the games are dx11 so the gtx1060 is smashing the rx480.

But, this is not to say that in a year or so when there is more dx12 games and better optimization that the rx480 could lead in everything!


The RX480 is a 1440P video card with playable Performance! Not perfect 60/60 Performance at 1440P "Just playable"

As for pricing goes, I purchased mine for $230 from member on here the day after release..

One thing is, the gtx1060 is a fast card. And it's cool, small, and quiet But, no where close to my GTX1080 so I'm sticking with this!


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Edited by tps3443 - 9/29/16 at 4:35pm
post #177 of 433
1400MHz OC not on par... OK. lol
Many aircooled 480s don't even clock that high. Same goes for 2100MHz on a 1060.
post #178 of 433
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Originally Posted by JackCY View Post

1400MHz OC not on par... OK. lol
Many aircooled 480s don't even clock that high. Same goes for 2100MHz on a 1060.

Thats not what I meant, I mean that overclocked RX480 is not on par with that overclocked gtx1060 in GENERAL. The RX480 is clearly getting beat by the gtx1060.

What I meant by gimmped, was usually while encoding. Using apps like Sony Vegas Pro, or Adobe premier Pro. If you have a i7 this is not much of a problem as the cpu is strong enough to handle the heavy load. But, the average user is going to have a i5 or maybe even a i3 or worse. So, enabling gpu acceleration makes this much smoother. I have a 6600K my self and even at 4.91Ghz skimming through a timeline easily pegs it to 100%. And playing 4K, can get slightly choppy

1,400 mhz is is in the top 90% of overclocking a RX480 on air.

AMD cards are all pre overclocked lol, even reference. Theres hardly any room left.

I had a gtx 660 OEM it ran at 864Mhz core, I overclocked it to 1635Mhz on air and its still the record in firestrike for a gtx660. It was beating gtx770's lol!

I also had a AMD 7950 it overclocked about 80Mhz! Terrible!

Ive been building computers for 13 years, those cards listed above were listed as, one of the best overclocking, and one of the worst! Obviously you see which brand did the best!

Im not a fanboy, and if AMD releases something that handles 4K better than my current solution for the same, or less money. I might just jump ship, depending on how big that boost is.
Edited by tps3443 - 9/29/16 at 7:24pm
post #179 of 433
Ah ok, my bad.

Anyway here is a deal:
Fury Nitro $279.99 on Amazon. Probably last pieces of their left over stock. Apparently they can't sell a decent 480 Nitro but have no problem ditching Fury Nitro with a huge beefy cooler and better performance for the same money...
Just put the damn Fury cooler on 4xx cards Sapphire!

Yeah I know about video editing expensive suites being only smooth with HW acceleration or a crazy CPU. More of an issue of the software really frown.gif
Indeed most AMD cards come clocked high out of the box for a few generations at least. I remember that 660->770 being mentioned on OCN before.
I've had two 280x none ran stable even at stock lol. Core wise maybe +80MHz with raised volts while forgetting about the overvolted memory ASUS fiasco.

I don't care I go for bang gunner.gif 4 buck $$$. Don't matter to me what logo is stuck on it or what factory it came out of biggrin.gif It's all made in China anyway.

Right now NV is milking speed out of any card they sell with the OverBoost 3.0. I don't think Maxwell had that, going above boost clocks and all. It works but it's a PITA for OC.
Edited by JackCY - 9/29/16 at 8:45pm
post #180 of 433
I thought this was the rx480 overclock topic...

Does anyone know a reliable memory test ?
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